Working with Children Registration aims to reduce the potential for sexual, physical, psychological, emotional or financial harm or neglect of children in Tasmania.
People from cycling clubs and associations must hold a registration by 1 April 2015 to participate in activities like coaching, team management and committee membership for organisations that primarily involve the participation of children.
Working with Children Registration provides a minimum screening process for people working or volunteering in these organisations. The new law requires registration for some important roles within child related organisations, but importantly allows organisations to adjust the screening requirements to suit their particular organisation.
Cycling Tasmania and the Department of Justice have developed a sector guide to assist clubs who have junior programs, junior members or work or volunteer with children. The purpose of the guide is to provide cycling clubs and associations with a guide to the new registration requirements for people wishing to work or volunteer with children in Tasmania.
The sector guide can be found here - Working with Children Sector Guide - Cycling